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Raspberry Pi wants you to beta test a slick new network installer

A new bootloader for Raspberry Pi boards has been released for beta testing. It brings one very slick new feature: the ability to install an operating system via your Internet connection. Up until now setting up a Raspberry Pi meant writing an image to an SD card or a USB stick. It’s not a particularly […]

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Fisher-Price adds Bluetooth to classic Chatter phone so you can embrace your inner child

Fisher Price has made tons of iconic toys for children over the years. One its most memorable, the Chatter phone, got a 21st-century reissue this year. The updated Chatter phone features Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to pair it with your smartphone to make and receive calls. This cheerful little device can even be used as […]

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Microsoft makes Windows 11 browser switches easier, adds buy now pay later to Edge

It was a week of ups and downs for Microsoft and Edge. First the company angered users by bolting buy now, pay later app Zip onto Edge. Then, just days later, Microsoft tweaked Windows 11 to make it easier for users to change their default web browser. If you’re asking why a web browser needs […]

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Google Pixel Watch may launch in 2022 to challenge Apple’s dominance

Google Pixel Watch rumors just won’t go away, but a new round claims that the company will finally put one up for sale in 2022. Currently referred to by its codename Rohan, the smartwatch may be the same device that was revealed to tech analyst Jon Prosser earlier this year. One reason that Google may […]

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NVIDIA’s $40 billion ARM purchase hits another roadblock as the FTC files suit

The Federal Trade Commission is suing to prevent NVIDIA from acquiring ARM for $40 billion. NVIDIA and Softbank agreed to the deal in September of 2020, but regulators in the U.K., EU, China and now the U.S. have all raised concerns. NVIDIA had originally hoped to close the deal in 2022, but that seems to […]

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Raspberry Pi OS gets a legacy version to offer extended stability

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of its first Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy). It’s a new-but-old OS aimed at giving developers a platform that won’t see major changes quite as often as the main branch of the operating system. Legacy will be based on the Debian oldstable release — which is currently Debian […]

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SiFive Performance P650 RISC-V processor revealed as a challenger to ARM Cortex-A77

At the RISC-V Summit in California today, chip designer SiFive revealed its new Performance P650 processor. According to SiFive its latest offering is 50% more powerful than the Performance P550, which was just launched in June. The 64-bit Performance P650 utilizes the same “thirteen-stage, triple-issue, out-of-order pipeline” as the P550. Instruction-issue width has been increased […]

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The latest RISC-V specifications open new AI and IoT possibilities

RISC-V International has announced the ratification of 15 new specifications for the RISC-V ISA that it says will speed the pace of adoption in a variety of markets. The organization highlighted three of those specifications — Vector, Scalar Cryptography, and Hypervisor — in a press release issued just ahead of this year’s RISC-V summit in […]